case·​load | \ ˈkās-ˌlōd How to pronounce caseload (audio) \

Definition of caseload

: the number of cases handled (as by a court or clinic) usually in a particular period

Examples of caseload in a Sentence

We have a heavy caseload today.
Recent Examples on the Web Over the last seven days, the country has recorded a total of 766,949 cases of the virus, although the true caseload is likely much higher. Mary Kekatos, ABC News, 29 May 2022 Although health officials are keeping a close eye on the outbreak, the caseload is minuscule compared with the 528 million coronavirus infections of the COVID-19 pandemic. Erik Kirschbaum, Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2022 While the government banned intermingling of households and sporting events in response to the increased virus caseload, the minister said the economy couldn’t cope with another border closure regardless of whether there was another surge., 21 May 2021 Each county in Maine has a caseload that can support a public defender office, according to an ongoing analysis of historic caseloads handled by MCILS, Andrus said. Samantha Hogan, ProPublica, 26 Apr. 2022 The Justice Department has an enormous January 6 caseload, with over 500 cases charged. Elie Honig, CNN, 25 Aug. 2021 In the past couple of months, the caseload in Maryland has increased by nearly 400 percent. Washington Post, 19 Feb. 2022 Youths’ share of the total coronavirus caseload in Florida has increased somewhat more than in the rest of the population, for whom infection has soared as well. Jayme Fraser, USA TODAY, 10 Aug. 2021 Monday’s average daily caseload is nearly 16 times smaller than during the week cases peaked in the omicron wave. oregonlive, 18 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of caseload

1923, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jun 2022

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“Caseload.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for caseload


case·​load | \ ˈkās-ˌlōd How to pronounce caseload (audio) \

Medical Definition of caseload

: the number of cases handled (as by a clinic) in a particular period


case·​load | \ ˈkās-ˌlōd How to pronounce caseload (audio) \

Legal Definition of caseload

: the number of cases handled (as by a court or a lawyer) often in a particular period


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